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Fastcoin Bootstrap

by m0gliE

Published February 9, 2015


bootstrap.dat allows a new Fastcoin client (not synced) to rapidly import the initial blocks from a local file instead of slowly downloading blocks from random peers. This significantly reduces the time it takes to get a client synced with the current blockchain.

2015-Feb-09


Identifier fastcoin_bootstrap
Addeddate 2014-03-12 15:08:16.149912
Scanner FTP
Creator m0gliE
Mediatype software
Date 2015-2-09
Contributor m0gliE
Publisher m0gliE
Source torrent:urn:sha1:1b62b2238a820e91d5a7a3bedaf802d61ae0a8b8
Source torrent:urn:sha1:2fc8bb3044715859db9ad7de5f7caf0b2e692026
Publicdate 2014-03-12 23:31:51
Bootstrap.dat.xz xz compressed format
Year 2015
Backup_location ia905805_14

Notes

bootstrap.dat allows a new Fastcoin client (not synced) to rapidly import the initial blocks from a local file instead of slowly downloading blocks from random peers. This significantly reduces the time it takes to get a client synced with the current blockchain.

Simply having bootstrap.dat in Fastcoin's expected data directory will make your initial block sync much faster. The import process can be even faster if you use the -dbcache=1000 command line parameter which uses an additional 1GB of RAM for the database index cache.

Extracting the bootstrap.dat.xz

Regardless of your operating system, use the following steps to make use of the bootstrap.dat file:

1. Download bootstrap.dat.xz from mirrors or torrent.
2. Decompress the bootstrap.dat.
3. Put it into the Fastcoin datadir. "%appdata%/fastcoin" / "~/.fastcoin"
(This is the same folder that contains wallet.dat and the blocks folder.)
4. Delete bootstrap.dat.old if you want to recover some storage space.

Fastcoin Data Folder

Linux
xz -d bootstrap.dat.xz
Fastcoin's data directory is located in ~/.fastcoin/ by default. You can run ls -a to see directories that start with a period. You can also search for the directory with the following
command:

find / -name wallet.dat -print 2>/dev/null

Mac
You can obtain xz from MacPorts or http://macpkg.sourceforge.net/.
Fastcoin's data directory should be located in ~/Library/Application Support/Fastcoin/.

Windows
7Zip is a free utility that can decompress .xz files, so does the latest version of WinRAR.

Click on Start then Run (or press WinKey+R) and type:

explorer %APPDATA%\Fastcoin

Fastcoin's data directory will open. "AppData" and "Application Data" are hidden by default in Windows.

Copy bootstrap.dat to data directory

Copy the bootstrap.dat to your data directory. Load the Fastcoin client and wait for it to load the blocks. After loading is complete, the bootstrap.dat will be renamed to bootstrap.dat.old at which point you can choose to delete it.

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